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> From: Amy Baxter-Bellamy <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: January 14, 2013 10:48:20 AM EST
> To: Seminar <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [MCEAS seminar] RE: The MCEAS Dissertation Fellowship  
> Program, Online application deadline: 1 February 2013
> The MCEAS Dissertation Fellowship Program
> Online application deadline: 1 February 2013
> Since 1978, more than 200 advanced graduate students from dozens of  
> universities across North America and Europe have received  
> dissertation fellowships from the McNeil Center. At least eight new  
> fellows will be appointed for the 2013-2014 academic year, most with  
> nine-month stipends of $21,000. Fellows receive office space in the  
> Center's magnificent building on the University of Pennsylvania's  
> campus and library, computer, and other privileges at the  
> University. Limited travel funds for research are also available.  
> While no teaching is required for most fellowships, all McNeil  
> Center fellows are expected to be in residence in Philadelphia  
> during the academic year and to participate regularly in the  
> Center's program of seminars and other activities.
> Awards may be made in the following categories, depending on the  
> qualifications of the applicants and the availability of funding. In  
> a given year, appointments may not be made in all categories.
> To submit your fellowship application online, please visit:
> To submit your recommendation for a fellowship application online  
> please visit:
> Nine-Month or One-Semester Fellowships
> --MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellowships are open to candidates from  
> any discipline working on any relevant topic.
> --The Barra Foundation Fellowship is designed primarily for  
> candidates specializing in Early American art or material culture.
> --MCEAS Consortium Fellowships are open to candidates from research  
> universities that are members of the McNeil Center Consortium. For  
> more information concerning consortium membership, please contact  
> the Center Director.
> --Friends of the MCEAS Fellowships are supported by annual donors to  
> the McNeil Center to facilitate dissertation research dealing with  
> the Philadelphia or the Mid-Atlantic region before 1850.
> --The Richard S. Dunn Fellowship, funded by a gift from an anonymous  
> donor in honor of the Center's founding director, acknowledges  
> excellence in Early American Studies.
> --The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship in Early American  
> Religious Studies is open to candidates in any discipline  
> researching any aspect of religion in North America and the Atlantic  
> world before 1850.
> --Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Fellowships are awarded to advanced  
> doctoral candidates from any relevant program at the University of  
> Pennsylvania and may include some teaching responsibilities.
> --The Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship, funded by generous  
> contributions from the State Society of the Cincinnati of  
> Pennsylvania, supports research on the era of the American Revolution.
> Other Fellowships
> --Sawyer Dissertation Fellowships: The McNeil Center for Early  
> American Studies and the University of Pennsylvania have received a  
> generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct a  
> year-long John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of  
> Cultures. The theme of the seminar, to be directed by Professor  
> David Kazanjian of Penn’s English Department, will be “Race, Across  
> Time and Space.” The Sawyer program will make possible two  
> dissertation fellowships open to a broad interdisciplinary range of  
> young scholars working on the era of Atlantic revolutions,  
> 1750-1850. Sawyer fellows will be appointed to twelve-month terms,  
> commencing 1 July 2013.
> --Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Early American Literature and  
> Material Texts: In collaboration with the Library Company of  
> Philadelphia, two fellows will be appointed for 13-month terms  
> beginning 1 July 2012. These fellowships are open to dissertators in  
> English, American Literature, Comparative Literature, American  
> Studies, History, Art History, or related fields whose work combines  
> in innovative ways the study of texts—novels, poems, plays,  
> newspapers,magazines, scribal publications, genres not traditionally  
> defined as "literary"—with the material circumstances of their  
> production and dissemination. Projects should rely on the  
> extraordinary rare book, print, and ephemera collections of the  
> Library Company. The fellows' terms will begin and end with a summer  
> workshop under the guidance of a senior invited scholar. The 13- 
> month stipend is $29,000.
> --The Monticello-McNeil Fellowship, co-sponsored by the McNeil  
> Center and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson  
> Studies at Monticello, facilitates scholarship on Thomas Jefferson  
> and his times. Holders of this fellowship spend a portion of their  
> fellowship term at the ICJS in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the  
> remainder in Philadelphia. Reasonable travel costs between  
> Philadelphia and Charlottesville and, subject to availability,  
> housing at ICJS are included.
> How to Apply
> Applicants will submit the following through the online link by  
> visiting:
> --a cover sheet;
> --a curriculum vitae;
> --a research proposal of 3-5 double-spaced pages; and
> --a sample of work related to the project not to exceed 7000 words
> --two letters of recommendation should be mailed separately or with  
> the recommender's signature across the seal. Please ensure that  
> recommenders speak to the specifics of this fellowship. Do not send  
> letters from job placement dossiers. Recommenders may submit  
> recommendations by email ([log in to unmask]) or upload online  
> by visiting:
> Questions may be directed to:
> The McNeil Center for Early American Studies
> University of Pennsylvania
> 3355 Woodland Walk
> Philadelphia, PA 19104-4531
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> The deadline for online submission of applications is 1 February 2013.
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