The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester offers fellowships every year to allow folks to study its collections of American manuscripts, printed works of all kinds, newspapers and periodicals, photographs, lithographs, broadsides, sheet music, children’s literature, maps, city directories and almanacs, and ephemera.
January 15 is the application deadline for academic fellowships. Here is the society’s announcement:
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for its 2011-12 visiting academic fellowships. At least three AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to twelve months. Long-term fellowships are intended for scholars beyond the doctorate; senior and mid-career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Over thirty short-term fellowships will be awarded for one to three months.For more information, visit the A.A.S.’s fellowships page. In addition to this support for Ph.D. and grad students, there’s also a fellowship for creative and performing artists (next deadline in the fall).
The short-term grants are available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research, and offer a stipend of $1850/month. Special short-term fellowships support scholars working in the history of the book in American culture, in the American eighteenth century, and in American literary studies, as well as in studies that draw upon the Society's preeminent collections of graphic arts, newspapers, and periodicals. Accommodations are available for visiting fellows in housing owned by AAS.
(Photo of the A.A.S.’s main building above by Leonardo DaSilva via Flickr through a Creative Commons license.)